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The Concrete Oasis Project

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Click here for the project proposal

My sincere thanks to Blair Evans for the opportunity and The Fab Academy for creating the American Ninja Warrior-like obstacle course for the brain!
This has been THE most challenging academic program of my life to date - and I had to write my master's thesis in 2 weeks due to an unforeseen life challenge! I'm pretty shaken up by how I've changed in these past few weeks and look forward to the next, life-changing challenge as I'm thoroughly prepared!

  • Do or do not; there is no 'try'.
  • Yoda

  • It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
  • Albert Einstein

  • Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
  • John Steinbeck

  • In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
  • Lee Iacocca

  • "The Sanskrit syllables gu-ru mean "darkness-light", so "guru" is sometimes
  • defined as the one who guides us from darkness to light...
  • When there is a real inner connection with the guru, their guidance is with us no matter what."
  • Sally Kempton

  • Your feelings are yours to rule over, use them wisely.
  • Vic Bell

  • "Once you have experienced how the felt sensation of love and happiness remains even
  • after you let go of the idea of the person inspiring it,
  • you will begin to realize that your love is actually independent of anything outside
  • yourself. This is one of those insights that can change your relationship to
  • other people, and certainly to yourself."
  • Sally Kempton

  • No matter what baggage [students] bring to the classroom,
  • it's our responsibility as educators to educate them out of their situation.
  • Khalid Mumin
  • I'm super thankful for my dad, Ulysses Newkirk, for always thinking the best of me and my potential. He doesn't give up on me, even when I don't listen.

    The universe has given me a great teacher in Zuberi Moore, Incite-Focus' lab coordinator-plus-plus-plus. Being a student in this program is tougher than leather and I'm beyond grateful for having Mr. Moore present. I would not have stayed without his assistance.